- Pub. Date:
An authoritative biography of Geoffrey Chaucer, the greatest medieval English poet, this volume is a remarkable portrait of the poet and the events that shaped him. Legouis examines Chaucer’s life, the relationship of his work to his times—it also studies the sources and composition of Chaucer’s masterpiece The Canterbury Tales.
Related collections and offers
About the Author
Emile Legouis (1861–1937) was a professor of English literature at the University of Paris. He is the author of a number of books, including The Early Life of William Wordsworth, William Wordsworth and Annette Vallon, Spenser, and A Short History of English Literature.